Ugh...  The house went under contract before we could make an offer.  Now we have to start over again :(  This is insanity...
Ok, we think we have it... we're down to three housing options: 

1.  The bargin basement house, which seemed like doom... (for starters, since we last visited the back door had been kicked in).  It backs on an apartment complex.  No guarantees of how it will be kept up.  There are lots of issues... it's at 50k below county appraisal... there is a reason for that!

2.  The  mid priced house.  This seems like our most likely option.  It's got a backyard that while not huge is decent.  It is actually technically a 3 bedroom though they marketed it as 5.  Two of the "bedrooms" are in a basement.  Since a fully equipped fireman cannot get in, it cannot really be considered a basement.   This house needs decor help and comes with a 3k carpet allowance... If we can get insurance (we have big dogs, it's next to a park) we're going for this one.

3.  The uber house... it's big and it costs money.  We like this house for the most part... we're just not in love with the cost.  It's at the tip top of our price range and we have to fence the HUGE back yard... 

Fingers crossed!! it's decision time.

Run Away!!

Jun. 11th, 2008 10:57 pm

We have decided to run fast and far away from this house.  It's way to complicated for a simple home purchase and we just do not want the headaches.  We're going house hunting again tomorrow... but all in all, we're running out of time... I didn't think we were being picky, but my cousin says we are... We want 4 bedrooms, with either an unfinished basement or a big enough finished basement to have a rec room and an office.  We would prefer a master bathroom big enough for a double vanity and we want a decent sized back yard (prefer fenced)... we also want the rooms as big as we can get them... off we go!

We ended up having to  get a structural engineer out to check the house... and it's sunk between 1 - 3 inches on the back side.  We're getting estimates for repairs, but we're just not sure we want to get into that kind of house problems.  It can get quite significant... Drywall cracking, nails popping, doors and windows sticking... worst case scenario the repair of the back of the foundation stresses the front of the foundation and you have to do it all over again *boggle*

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